Press Releases

September 25, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce Eastern District Of Virginia Judicial Recommendations

To fill opening for U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine sent a letter to the White House recommending Patricia Tolliver Giles and U.S. Magistrate Judge David J. Novak for the vacancy in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division. "We are pleased to recommend Ms. Patricia Tolliver Giles and U.S. Magistrate Judge David J. Novak for the vacancy in the … Continue Reading


September 24, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce Va. Will Receive More Than $6 Million to Combat Opioid Crisis

~ Funds will help Va. communities respond to opioid epidemic through substance abuse and mental health services, expand access in rural areas ~ WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that Virginia will receive $6,349,505 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to combat the opioid epidemic. The funds will help Virginia communities combat this crisis by expanding access to quality substance use disorder and mental … Continue Reading


September 21, 2018

Warner & Kaine Praise Nearly $1.5 Million Grant For Loudoun Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine praised new federal funding for Loudoun County Fire and Rescue awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, totaling $1,486,000. The fire department will use the funding to support fitness assessment and counseling for firefighters. "We're pleased Loudoun County Fire and Rescue will receive federal dollars to support staff training and ensure the firefighters … Continue Reading


September 21, 2018

Warner & Kaine Call For DOJ to Investigate FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project

Lawmakers raise concerns and request information on White House's involvement in abrupt decision to reverse course on new FBI HQ location WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined Senators Tom Carper (D-DE), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) in requesting that the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Justice (DOJ) investigate a decision by the General Services Administration (GSA), made at the … Continue Reading


September 18, 2018

Warner & Kaine Praise Final Passage Of Bill That Avoids September Shutdown Threat, Funds Key Priorities

Agreement funds Virginia health care, defense, education, and worker protection priorities Bill now heads to the House for a vote WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine celebrated final Senate passage of a bill to fund the Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Education, and Labor for Fiscal Year 2019, which begins on October 1, and to fund the rest of the government through December 7 as negotiations continue. If the legislation is signed into law, it … Continue Reading


September 18, 2018

Warner & Kaine Slam Trump's Trade War Escalation That Threatens Additional $899 Million In Virginia Exports

U.S. Chamber identifies 1,135,500 Virginia jobs supported by trade Labels Virginia as facing "Extremely Significant Damage" from escalating trade war WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine criticized President Trump for escalating the trade war with China by placing an additional $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods, which the Chinese government has recently matched with $60 billion in tariffs on American goods. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has warned that … Continue Reading


September 17, 2018

Warner & Kaine Praise Senate Passage Of Comprehensive Opioid & Substance Abuse Bill That Included Their Own Legislation

After months of work in the Finance and HELP committees, Senate makes historic progress to address substance abuse treatment and prevention Bill now goes to the House of Representatives for consideration, Senators call for quick action from Virginia's House members WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine celebrated Senate passage of the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, a comprehensive substance abuse treatment bill to address the national addiction crisis. The … Continue Reading


September 17, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce $366,788 For Lynchburg, Amissville, Fairfax Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $366,788 in federal funding for Lynchburg, Amissville, and Fairfax Fire Departments through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funding will be awarded through FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. "We're proud to support funding to help local fire departments purchase equipment and support staff training, ensuring they are prepared to serve their communities," the Senators said. The … Continue Reading


September 13, 2018

As Hurricane Florence Approaches, Warner & Kaine Offer to Help VA Ensure the Safety of Virginia Veterans

~ Hampton VA Medical Center is performing a full inpatient evacuation and nearby veteran outpatient clinics have closed in anticipation of the powerful storm ~ WASHINGTON- As Hurricane Florence continues its approach, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-Va.) today offered to assist the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in providing all necessary resources to ensure Virginia veterans will be cared for during and in the aftermath of this potentially devastating storm. The Hampton … Continue Reading


September 13, 2018

Warner & Kaine Applaud Virginia Priorities in Bipartisan Appropriations Legislation

~ Bill expected to head to President's desk includes measures to help improve veteran care, build regional infrastructure projects, and fund Appalachian Regional Commission ~ WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded congressional passage of bipartisan legislation to fund federal programs and build new military construction and facilities under the Department of Veteran Affairs (V-A), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Department of Defense (DoD). … Continue Reading


September 12, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce $5.5 Million For Washington Dulles And Warrenton-Fauquier Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced a total of $5,524,852 in federal funding for Washington Dulles International and Warrenton-Fauquier Airports through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). "We are pleased to support upgrades at airports in Northern Virginia that will improve travel for Virginians and visitors. These are long-term investments in cleaner technology and upgraded infrastructure," the Senators said. Washington Dulles International … Continue Reading


September 12, 2018

VIDEO/AUDIO/PHOTOS: Kaine Visits FEMA HQ For Updates As Virginia Prepares For Hurricane Florence

Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/94393826@N02/albums/72157695415474050 Video: https://timkaine.box.com/s/d40ieubf23l834yikzwmp7xbynme1pge Audio: https://timkaine.box.com/s/9khfje9ylyu0w7nqch45sr7b9levxi8m WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and was briefed at their National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) on the federal government's efforts to prepare for Hurricane Florence, which … Continue Reading


September 11, 2018

Warner & Kaine Applaud More Than $3.6 Million In Federal Funding For Accomack County Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration for awarding Accomack County Airport $3,649,906 in federal funding. Accomack County will use the funding to rehabilitate and improve lighting on the runway. "These federal dollars will help make improvements to ensure safer travel to and from Accomack for both Virginians and visitors," the Senators said. The funding was awarded through the … Continue Reading


September 11, 2018

Ahead of Hurricane Florence, Warner & Kaine Offer Assistance to DoD to Protect Va. Military Facilities and Personnel

~ Senators offer assistance to ensure the safety of Defense Department personnel and infrastructure in Virginia, including Naval Station Norfolk ~ WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) wrote to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to offer assistance in protecting military facilities and personnel in Virginia ahead of Hurricane Florence. Virginia has a significant footprint for each of the branches of our nation's military and is home to Naval Station … Continue Reading


September 11, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $3.7 Million For Ten Virginia Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $3,714,216 million in federal funding for ten Virginia fire departments through Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funding, which will go to fire departments in Patrick Springs, Forest, Strasburg, Chatham, Martinsville, Norfolk, Spotsylvania, Exmore, Fries, and Yorktown will be awarded through FEMA's Assistant to Firefighters Grant (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) … Continue Reading


September 10, 2018

Va. Delegation Calls on Trump to Issue Federal Emergency Declaration Ahead of Hurricane Florence

~ Urge President to support Governor Northam's request for federal assistance with storm efforts to help guarantee public safety and rapid recovery ~ WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, along with U.S. Reps. Rob Wittman (VA-01), Scott Taylor (VA-02), Bobby Scott (VA-03), A. Donald McEachin (VA-04), Tom Garrett (VA-05), Bob Goodlatte (VA-06), Dave Brat (VA-07), Don Beyer (VA-08), Morgan Griffith (VA-09), Barbara Comstock (VA-10), and Gerry Connolly (VA-11), called on … Continue Reading


September 07, 2018

Kaine Statement on Judge Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on his decision to vote against the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court: "I will oppose the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. I have diligently studied his record of academic writings and judicial opinions. I have read the limited documents we've been provided from his time working for Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr and the Administration of President … Continue Reading


September 07, 2018

Warner & Kaine Praise More Than $1.4 Million To Support Fire Departments In Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine praised grant funding for seven Virginia fire departments through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), totaling $1,482,078 . The funding, which will go to fire departments in Montross, Newport, Ivanhoe, Abingdon, Coeburn, Dungannon, and Bloxom, will be awarded through FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "Firefighters put their lives on the line every day to protect our communities. We are pleased … Continue Reading


September 06, 2018

Warner & Kaine Join Senate Effort to Overturn Trump Administration Expansion of "Junk Insurance" Plans

~ Trump's "junk insurance" plans don't have to provide health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions ~ WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) cosponsored legislation to overturn President Trump's expansion of "junk insurance" plans. The Trump Administration recently released its final regulation on allowing Short-term Limited Duration Insurance (STLD) plans to expand eligibility for bare-bones health insurance plans, which do not have to provide … Continue Reading


September 06, 2018

During U.S. Open, Kaine, Capito, Warner, McEachin, Scott Commemorate Arthur Ashe On 50th Anniversary Of Historic Win

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Mark Warner (D-VA) and Congressmen Donald McEachin (D-VA) and Bobby Scott (D-VA) announced their plans to introduce bicameral resolutions to commemorate Arthur Ashe, a Richmond, VA native, on the 50th anniversary of his historic win at the 1968 U.S. Open Tennis Championship. The resolution honors Ashe's humanitarian contributions to civil rights, education, the movement against apartheid in South Africa, … Continue Reading

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